February 2016

AAGIS Happy Hour!
Wednesday, February 17 | The Esquire

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our monthly get-together for February will be a Happy Hour at The Esquire in downtown San Antonio.  Meet some new people that love GIS just as much as you do!  Share both success and horror stories with your colleagues over some delicious drinks.  Our last event was a great time, and we know this one will be too.  Come on out!
A Letter from the President

AAGIS Members and Friends, 
Welcome to 2016!  2015 was a great year where we were able to network during happy hour, listen to colleagues present over delicious lunch, and teach young students about the geospatial industry.  In 2016 we are keeping up this momentum by adding more ways of being involved, so make sure that you keep up with our latest news for exciting GIS opportunities!

GIS Day was a huge success this year with over 500 students, 3 classrooms, surveying station, and over 25 vendors.  THANK YOU to everyone or your hard work in making this day a success!   GIS Day 2016 is going to come quickly, so I encourage you to be thinking of new ideas and ways that you can help.  We will have more information on this next month, so keep an eye out for the newsletter.

There are many opportunities to be involved and I encourage you to be a part in any capacity that you are able.  This is your organization and we look forward to seeing you at this month’s happy hour.


Santiago Jaramillo
AAGIS President

New Website!
AAGIS has a new website!  Check it out at You'll find information on our organization, upcoming events, past newsletters, and much more!

Visit the website here!
Would you like a free drink at the next happy hour? 

Find Cecilio!  Take a look at the map in the section toward the bottom of the newsletter.  If you reply to Santiago with the correct location pictured in the aerial photograph below, you will be entered into a random drawing to receive a free drink on behalf of your Alamo Area GIS group.

Last Month's Answer:

Mission Espada

Better luck next time!
February 23 - Happy Hour at the Esquire
Click here for RSVP

March - Happy Hour! (Date TBD)

April 13 - Quarterly Meeting

The time is drawing near to elect officers for AAGIS.  If you're interested or know someone who might be, let us know!!

In case you are not aware, AAGIS is a sub-chapter of SCAUG.  Here are some other SCAUG-related news items!

26th Annual SCAUG Conference | April 18-22 | Corpus Christi, TX

Mark your calendars!!  The SCAUG Conference is coming soon!  The date is set and it's time to make your arrangements.  You'll undoubtedly have a great time at this conference meeting new people and learning new things.  And it's super affordable.  Come down to Corpus and meet some more of your GIS colleagues!

Please click here for more details.

FREE ArcGIS Training Courses 
Are you a current member of SCAUG?  If so, please don't forget that your membership includes several free ESRI ArcGIS Training Courses, including ArcGIS Desktop 101 for ArcGIS 10; Learning ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 - Level 1; Working with Geodatabases and Linear Referencing; Editing with ArcGIS 10; Using CAD data in ArcGIS 10 or 10.1; Introduction to ModelBuilder; Programming ArcObjects 10; Working with Geometric Networks; Using Spatial Analyst in ArcGIS; and many more!

Please click here for more details.

Where is Cecilio??

Name this business!  If you can tell us what business is shown in this photo, you'll be entered to win a free drink at the next happy hour!  Good luck!

*** HINT *** A romantic place for Valentine's Day
To see a list of the current officers of AAGIS, please click here.
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